DiCaprio In Talks For Tarantino’s DJANGO UNLEASHED

Leonardo DiCaprio is entering into talks to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, the spaghetti-western influenced Django Unleashed. DiCaprio would be playing the villainous Calvin Candie.

According to reports from those who’ve tread the script, Candie is a Mississippi slave owner who owns a club where female slaves are treated as forced into prostitution and male slaves compete in gladiatorial death matches. Freed slave Django squares off against Candie in order to free his wife.

Will Smith is in talks already to play Django, though Deadline states that his participation is not 100% certain. The gossip site is reporting that some other names are quietly being considered including Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker. While Tucker seems to be an odd choice considering he hasn’t been in a film since Rush Hour 3, he did have a small part in Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.

Once again, Tarantino seems to be gathering himself an impressive cast. Already in the cast is Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds co-star Christoph Waltz, who will play a German dentist who helps Django in his quest.  Another frequent Tarantino collaborator, Samuel Jackson, is expected to play the role of Candie’s valet who is also charged with keeping the slaves in line.

 

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